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List of Contributors Mihály Andor is a sociologist. He was a senior research fellow of the Institute for Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Between 1994– 1995 he was adviser of the Ministry of Culture and Public Education. Attila Ara-Kovács is a philosopher, public writer and a publicist; between 2002–2007 he also worked as a diplomat. He was born in 1953 in Oradea, and graduated in philosophy, psychology and history at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj. He launched and became editor-in-chief to the Hungarian opposition (samizdat) journal titled Ellenpontok that was published in Romania. He was arrested in 1982, but—due to international protests— he was allowed to leave for Budapest in the following year. He is author to hundreds of published studies, articles and research papers, and he has worked in Paris, Vienna and Hong Kong. András Becker is a journalist of the Átlátszó.hu investigative portal and the journal Magyar Narancs. He received an Award for Quality Journalism in 2011. Átlátszó.hu associates have published several fact-finding reports to reveal malpractices of the Orbán regime, starting from the family’s efforts to acquire land, through the functioning of certain pseudo-civil society organizations supporting the system, to the covert funding of businesses pertaining to the oligarchy close to the Fidesz party (Hungarian Civic Alliance ). The author’s latest articles examine the shady affairs of the Közgépowned Elios Plc., led by István Tiborcz who married into the Orbán clan. i6 Maffia II 00 book.indb 651 2016.12.07. 15:47 652 List of Contributors László Békesi is an economist, born in 1942 in Győr. He obtained degrees in economics first at the College of Finance and Accountancy (1966), then at the Karl Marx University of Economics (1969). He completed his doctorate in 1971, and became a Candidate of Economic Sciences in 1979. He was nominated Honorary Associate Professor in the same year at the Karl Marx University of Economics, where he became Professor in 1981. He served as Economic Vice President of the Pest County Council (1972– 1975), then of the Budapest Capital Council (1974–1985); Deputy Minister of Finance supervising budget and tax policy (1984–1989), then Minister of Finance in Miklós Németh’s government. In the Horn regime—the second government following the regime change—he was again nominated as Minister of Finance (1994-1995), and also served as Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Economic Cabinet. He was a Member of Parliament between 1990–1998, Vice President of the Committees on Budget and European Integration. He was a regular lecturer at the University of Economics (1979–2007), the Social Sciences Faculty of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) (2002–2005), as well as the Budapest Business School (2007–2010). He was a member of several Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards pertaining to various Hungarian and international private firms between 1998–2014, and he has acted as expert associate to many Hungarian and international economic research institutes. His works have been published in Hungarian and international journals. András Bozóki is Professor of Political Science at the Central European University (CEU) of Budapest. He has published widely in topics of democratization , the role of intellectuals, the roundtable talks of 1989, East-Central European politics, the transformation of communist successor parties, and the ideology of anarchism. He authored and co-authored 17 books, edited and co-edited 23 books. His books include Post-Communist Transition : Emerging Pluralism in Hungary (1992), Democratic Legitimacy in PostCommunist Societies (1994), Intellectuals and Politics in Central Europe (1999), The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy (2002), Political Pluralism in Hungary (2003), Anarchism in Hungary: Theory, History, Legacies (2006), Ars Politica (2007), Virtual Republic (2012) and several others. He has taught at Columbia University, and universities of Tübingen, Nottingham, Bologna, Ljubljana and Budapest. In 1989 he participated at the political negotiations representing the opposition. In 2005–2006 he served as Culture Minister of Hungary. i6 Maffia II 00 book.indb 652 2016.12.07. 15:47 653 List of Contributors György Csepeli is a social psychologist born in 1946 in Budapest. He has been teaching at several Hungarian and American universities, and currently he is the President of the Hungarian Sociological Association. Between 2002–2006 he served as Political State Secretary of the Ministry of Informatics and Telecommunication. His research is...


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